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Anita Kumar

Trump Transition Team Knew About Flynn’s Lobbying

The top Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform told Vice President-elect Mike Pence in a November letter that the man Donald Trump had chosen to be his national security adviser was lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.

March 11, 2017
Retired Gen. Michael Flynn attended White House intel briefings while working for foreign clients

Michael Flynn Finally Admits He Lobbied For Turkey During Trump Campaign

The assertion that the White House was unaware of Flynn’s lobbying activities raises questions of how carefully Trump’s advisers have been investigated for possible conflicts of interest in an administration beset by allegations of such conflicts — beginning with the president’s own businesses.

March 10, 2017

Benghazi Panel Continues Interviews, Surpasses Length Of 9/11 Inquiry

The committee investigating the fatal attacks in Benghazi, Libya, will interview several high-profile Obama administration officials this week, including former CIA Director David Petraeus and former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

January 7, 2016

Democrats Divided On How To Fight Terrorism

The Democratic Party heads into its presidential primaries sharply divided over how to wage war against terrorism, a rift magnified by Americans’ growing fears following recent terrorist attacks and laid bare in the newest debate between their presidential candidates.

December 22, 2015
Hillary Clinton

Emails Give Behind-The-Scenes Glimpse Of Clinton

The portrait of Hillary Clinton that emerges from her tens of thousands of recently released emails is different from what people see on TV.

December 1, 2015

Analysis: Sanders’ Failure To Score In Debates Helping Clinton Pull Away

While Clinton was on the defensive over foreign policy and terrorism, the challenges came largely from the moderators. Sanders failed to deliver in small and large ways at the Democratic presidential debate Saturday that would have either cast positive attention on him or negative attention on her.

November 15, 2015

Obama Joins Facebook

“Hello, Facebook! I finally got my very own page,” Obama posted. “I hope you’ll think of this as a place where we can have real conversations…”

November 9, 2015

4 Things To Watch For In The First Democratic Debate

Hillary Clinton takes the debate stage for the first time in this campaign Tuesday night to face four rivals looking for something — anything — to knock down her lead in the race for the Democratic nomination for president.

October 13, 2015

As She Woos Hispanics, Clinton Moves Left On Immigration

Hillary Clinton wants to halt the deportation of immigrants in the country illegally, offer them a path to citizenship and allow them to obtain driver’s licenses. It wasn’t always this way.

October 11, 2015

Unlike Presidential Rivals, Clinton Shunning Questions From Press

After each of Hillary Clinton’s campaign events, a large group of reporters gathers on one side of the room and shouts questions at her. She rarely responds.

May 10, 2015

What’s In A Name? ‘Hillary’ By Any Other Name Would Still Be Controversial

Hillary Clinton has become known simply as Hillary in bumper stickers and headlines, on Twitter and Facebook, around water coolers and in coffee shops. Yet some Americans, mostly women, don’t think the former secretary of state, U.S. senator from New York and first lady should be called by just her first name.

April 7, 2015

Obama Seeks Reset In Revisit To India

Barack Obama is about to become the first American president to visit India twice during his administration.

January 23, 2015

6 Takeaways From Obama’s State Of The Union Speech

Here are six key points from President Obama’s big speech.

January 21, 2015
US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference on December 19, 2014 in Washington

Obama Threatens To Veto More Bills Now That Republicans Control Congress

President Obama is ready for a fight with congressional Republicans.

December 29, 2014

Obama Heads Home After ‘Pretty Good Week’ Overseas

For a “lame duck,” President Obama is getting an awful lot done.

November 17, 2014

Buckle Up: The 2016 Presidential Campaign Starts Now

With midterm elections over, candidates are already gearing up for a 2016 campaign.

November 5, 2014

Obama On 13th Anniversary Of 9/11: ‘America Stands Tall’

By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Washington Bureau President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden marked the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks Thursday with a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House under a partly cloudy sky. The Obamas and Biden walked slowly out […]

September 11, 2014

Obama: ‘Hitting A Woman Is Not Something A Real Man Does’

By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Washington Bureau After news broke Monday that the Baltimore Ravens had terminated the contract of Ray Rice after a video surfaced of him hitting his then-finance, Press Secretary Josh Earnest spoke to President Barack Obama about the case. “The president is the father of two daughters. And like any American, he […]

September 9, 2014

Clinton Gets Criticism From Right And Left On Break With Obama

By Anita Kumar and William Douglas, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton isn’t running for president yet, but she’s already learning that it’s not easy running away from her former boss, even if he’s unpopular. After spending a year and a half praising Barack Obama, the former secretary of state is starting to distance […]

August 13, 2014

City Or Tropics? Obama Ponders Where To Put Presidential Library

By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As he embarks on his final years in office, President Barack Obama has begun to look beyond the White House to his next task: solidifying his legacy. A group of longtime friends and supporters, including his former campaign manager and fundraiser, is in the midst of planning […]

August 4, 2014

There Isn’t That Much Action In Obama’s ‘Year Of Action’

By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama boasts about his “year of action,” the 40-plus executive actions he’s taken this year to push past a gridlocked Congress in order to help struggling Americans. But for all his strong rhetoric — not to mention the reaction of the right, warning of an […]

July 21, 2014

Hillary Clinton Supporters Getting Involved In 2014 Elections

By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Washington Bureau ARLINGTON, Va. — Hillary Clinton’s name won’t be on any ballot in November, but that doesn’t mean you won’t see her supporters hit the campaign trail this year. Ready for Hillary, the political action committee that hopes to lay the groundwork for Clinton’s second presidential run, plans to help […]

March 18, 2014